Tim Cherry produces sculptures that attract not only the viewer’s eye, but also the viewer’s hand. Growing up in Nelson, a town located among the rugged Canadian Rockies in southeastern British Columbia, Cherry developed a love of the outdoors. At age 16, he began working as a cook and wrangler for a hunting outfit, which took him into the wilderness country of northern British Columbia.
By 18, he was guiding his own clients.
In 2001, Cherry won the James Earle Fraser Sculpture Award at the Prix de West Invitational Art Exhibition, and in 2012 he designed the show’s collector’s bolo. In 2010, he received the Margaret Hexter Prize for creative sculpture in the round at the National Sculpture Society’s annual exhibition.
Cherry has two public installations in Edmond, Oklahoma, as well as major monuments at Jackson Hole Airport in Jackson, Wyoming, and the Witt Stephens Jr. Central Arkansas Nature Center in Little Rock, Arkansas. He just finished two sculptures for the Arkansas Children’s Hospital (ACH) in Little Rock, which join 17 other pieces of his at the ACH. He is also starting a project for Little Rock Parks that will include a life-size hippo bench.
In 2017, Cherry will be featured in Tim Cherry: Hewn from Nature, a retrospective at the Spiva Art Center in Joplin, Missouri, as well as The Best of the Best at Woolaroc Museum in Bartlesville, Oklahoma.